Evidenced-based clinical practice guideline for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (summary - Japanese Urological Association, 2014 edition)

the Committee for Establishment of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma and the Japanese Urological Association

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Abstract

Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is more rare than bladder cancer, although they are both categorized as urothelial carcinoma. Because of the low incidence, little clinical evidence is available regarding the treatment of the former. However, recently such evidence has slowly begun to accumulate. The guideline presented herein was compiled for the purpose of ensuring proper diagnosis and treatment by physicians involved in the treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma. We carefully selected 16 clinical questions essential for daily clinical practice and grouped them into four major categories: epidemiology, diagnosis, surgery and systemic chemotherapy/other matters. Related literature was searched using PubMed and Japan Medical Abstracts Society databases for articles published between 1987 and 2013. If the judgment was made on the basis of insufficient or inadequate evidence, the grade of recommendation was determined on the basis of committee discussions and resultant consensus statements. Here, we present a short English version of the original guideline, and overview its key clinical issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Guideline
  • Renal pelvic tumor
  • Upper tract urothelial carcinoma
  • Ureteral tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    the Committee for Establishment of the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma and the Japanese Urological Association (2015). Evidenced-based clinical practice guideline for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (summary - Japanese Urological Association, 2014 edition). International Journal of Urology, 22(1), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/iju.12630